Choir Banquet

The Choir Banquet is an all formal event and has a fancy dinner for all the choir students meet up. Get your dresses ready and tuxedo’s dry cleaned because the banquet is approaching on May 25,2018.

Sophomore, Victoria Castaneda, will be attending this exclusive event along with her fellow choir classmates and we would like to know how they prepared for this.

“We don’t exactly prepare, but for one day in class we vote for candidates for awards they will be receiving,” Castaneda said.

The Choir Banquet has been going on for a few good years and this will be the first time for some people. Freshman Mia Valdez will be attending choir banquet for the first time.

“My first choir banquet will be great. I just know it, like I’ve done so much hard work for choir and I’m positive this will be a good turn out.”

Everyone has to look their best at a banquet and we know choir students can have outstanding outfits along with their performance. Dress to impress is the key for most of the choir students even to sophomore, Margret Josephson.

“Finding a good outfit does have its ups and downs but in the end, you find the right fit for the event. My outfit contains of a dress and high heels.”

The choir banquet should be a blast full of fun. With all these cool and unique styles the students bring will definitely brighten up this event.


Time for Change


     JROTC’s Drill Team competes at Nationals on May 5, 2018 and May 6, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the team and I to set the tone for future members,” commander Vanessa Boese said.

Making it to nationals did not come at an easy price. This is year both teams did not have enough cadets to participate and decided to have the first ever mixed team.

“The mixed teams are a way to show that even though we were going through troubled times, we preserved and accomplished great things,” sophomore Sir Larre Dolberry said.

The team enjoys competing as a mixed team.

“The drill teams haven’t been to Florida in eight years, but once we mixed, it was like another door opened and we’ve been successful ever since,” sophomore Macie Morris said. “Having a mixed team bought us closer together.”

With a strong team, anything is possible.

“Not a lot of people believed that the mixed teams would ever be successful, but we are proving that nothing is impossible.”

“Chain of Love” Brings Churchill Students to Volunteer

A couple of Churchill students gathered early Monday morning in their former middle school, Saint George Episcopal’s, gymnasium to help with their annual school event, Chain of Love.

Chain of Love supports St. George’s sister school, Saint Benoit, in Mombin-Crochu, Haiti. For every dollar they raise, one domino goes into a huge chain built by select middle school students on the gym floor.

“It is so exciting seeing the amount of time and money not only students, but the community of St. George puts into the event,” sophomore Aubrey Harrison said.

She has participated in Chain of Love since her sixth grade year as a part of the construction team, or the group of kids who builds the chain of dominoes.

“As an alumni, it’s different because now I’m not completely involved,” Harrison said. “I get to see how [Chain of Love] has grown and developed since I have been at St. George.”

Freshman Daryn Reynolds, a Saint George alum who attends Antonian High School, was also a part of this project.

“My favorite part about Chain of Love is when the lower school kids walk in the gymnasium and get so excited for the domino topple,” Reynolds said. “It really just gives such great energy to a great cause.”

Senior Ainslee Harrison has participated in Chain of Love for seven years.

“My most memorable year was definitely this year,” Harrison said. “Getting to go back to a place that I grew up in and see how much this project has grown is amazing.”

Even though she is a senior, Harrison hopes to come back in college and continue to help a cause near and dear to her heart.

“We have built a school in Haiti because of this project,” Harrison said. “Each year we get to contribute something more to help that school grow.”


Prep, Prep, Prep, for the AP Test


Starting May 7th, Churchill seniors, juniors, and sophomores will take various AP tests, to earn college credit.

“I am in AP English 3, AP U.S. History, and AP Government,” Chad Hamman, junior, said, “Like most people, I feel stressed out, but everything seems O.K., as of right now.”

Not only is AP testing stressful, it’s has a price. In addition to 30 dollars per test, many students have purchased AP prep books to use for studying.

“I purchased 3 AP books for Chemistry and World History,” Isabelle Warrington, sophomore, said, “‘500 Questions to Know by Test Day’, the ‘Princeton Review for AP Chemistry’, and ‘5 Steps to a 5’.”

If you pass an AP test, you can earn college credit, which is a big incentive for students at Churchill.

“I’m in an AP class because of the curriculum, how in depth it goes, and I’m also trying to prepare for further classes,” Trinity Shuler, sophomore, said, “it’s college credit, its perfect.”

Some normal classes will be relocated during the week, so check with your teachers if you aren’t testing. If you are testing, make sure to get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Good Luck!